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NBA Finals: Odds favor Orlando in Game 5 against Lakers

 Managing to make it a series, the Orlando Magic will face their toughest game so far on Sunday - the 2009 NBA Finals Game 5 against the Lakers and the odds are for once with Orlando. Checking the latest betting odds on the NBA Finals at the popular online sportsbook Bookmaker (opens new window) and for the Game 5 of the Finals series, the Orlando Magic are a small favorite against the Lakers, who lead the Series 3-1. Considering the Orlando Magic must win the Sunday Game 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals in order to keep the dream alive, adding the home field advantage, it's hardly a surprise that the odds makers are siding with the East Coast team for the Sunday game.

 At Bookmaker the odds on Orlando Magic to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals are currently sitting at -155, while the L.A. Lakers are a small underdog with odds to win the game and become the 2009 NBA Champion at +135. The point spread on Game 5 Lakers vs. Magic is currently -3 points chalk Orlando with the total expected by the odds makers set at 198.5 points. Betting trends show that LA Lakers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, while Orlando is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games. Also keep in mind when betting the NBA Finals odds that the total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers. Also noticeable are the facts that Los Angeles leads the league in rebounds at 43.9 and gives up the second lowest free throw percentage in the league at 75.3% per game. Meanwhile Orlando has the worst free throw percentage in the league with just 71.5, but the Magic are second best in the league in three points made with 10.0 per game.

 Published on 06/13/2009

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